Transparency

How Much Transparency Is Too Much?

TrancparencyWe’ve talked before about telling stories and being authentic, and how being your true self is your most powerful branding tactic there is. But just how open and honest should you be when it comes to sharing your story?

I am often surprised at what some people share online.  I love hearing about other people's lives, but sometimes it like TMI! (Too Much Information)  Always remember and think about how your story is going to be received by your audience.

Pat Flynn and Jon Lee Dumas are notorious for their transparency, even going so far as to post their monthly income statements. You might argue that when you’re making the kind of money they do (6+ figures each month) it’s easy to share—perhaps even inspirational to your audience. But it might also be off-putting to some, since talking about money is often seen as bragging. In this case, though, it works in their favor to attract the exact audience that they are after. The others who don't like that kind of information will find different mentors, and that is, after all, the point of marketing.

Transparency comes in other forms as well. Struggles with alcoholism, depression, cancer and other health concerns are commonly shared. Stories of marriage and relationship triumphs (and tragedies) are told. Even spats between competing businesses aren’t off limits for some marketers.

That doesn’t mean, though, that you have to be frank and honest about all areas of your life and business. With a little forethought and planning, you can keep certain aspects of your story private.

Watch Your Social Media Profiles

Here’s where a lot of business owners falter, especially when it comes to Facebook. You have your personal profile, to which you invite friends and family, and your business page, where you talk, well, business.

But there will inevitably be some overlap. Colleagues will slowly filter into your personal timeline, and you into theirs. Pretty soon, your business people are hearing all about your latest bout with the flu and that snarky thing your mother in law said yesterday. Too much? Maybe.

When it comes to your social media sharing, it’s important to pay close attention to not only what you say, but who you’re saying it to. Using privacy settings, contact lists, and even limiting who you “friend” can help maintain your privacy while still being transparent about your business offerings.

Remember, the Internet is Forever

While privacy settings can help, a better way to keep your personal business away from prying eyes is to simply not post it at all. Think of every blog post, Tweet, Facebook status update and Instagram pic as a billboard. If you wouldn’t post it on the side of the highway for all who pass to read it, don’t put it online either. The chance that it will “leak” (despite your best efforts) is great, and once it’s out there, you will not ever get it back.

So think twice about those nasty replies, intimate details, and other confidential information. You just never know who might be reading, and they will affect your brand image.

The bottom line? Know your audience and know yourself. If you’re not comfortable sharing certain aspects of your life and business, chances are they won’t be comfortable hearing about it, either. It’s okay to maintain some privacy, even in this transparent world of online marketing.

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12 Ideas for List Building Freebies

12 Ideas for List Building FreebiesYou probably know that giving away something of value is a great way to build your list quickly. Coming up with the ideas of list building freebies can be tricky though. Here is a list of proven list build freebies that you can use to help you brainstorm.

1. Make a simple PDF that would be of interest to your target market. Word, OpenOffice and most other popular word processors have a “save as PDF” option. By saving your text into PDF format it protects your work.

2. Use a screen capture software such as Jing, Camtasia or Screencast-O-Matic to record a video of your screen. Videos are a great way to share how-to-videos.

3. Record your voice into an MP3 file. Podcasts are growing lately as more and more people are listening to content versus reading or watching it.

4. Create a buyer's guide, walking someone through every step of a particular buying or shopping process.

5. You could offer a valuable coupon for one of your products.

6. Create a short 5 or 7-day email course that solves a problem that your target market has.

7. Give away a free preview to your eBook or product. By giving away a part of your product you will entice your new list member to purchase the complete product.

8. Checklists are simple to create and people love them!

9. Do a video review of a product or service. Show yourself using the product. Include your affiliate link, and your may just make a sale as well as gain a new list member.

10. Give away a free consultation. This allows you to talk with your new list member and see exactly how you can help them.

11. Interview an expert in your field and give away the recording.

12. Access to a training webinar or teleseminar. People are looking for help and webinars offer great value.

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Why I’m Using My Lead System Pro

1Are you struggling in your Network Marketing Company and  looking for a way to generate more leads online?  Are you trying to learn specific skills to help you grow your business but you're feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to look? Well, I'm going to share something with you today that is really going to help you.  Several months ago I found a program that is designed to help you grow your home business by teaching you how to get leads online and how to convert those leads into customers and new distributors.  This program will also teach you how to become a leader in your company. It’s called, My Lead System Pro.

 

 

What is My Lead System Pro?

mlspMLSP is a very powerful Community that supports you and teaches you Attraction Marketing.  You will learn how to brand yourself to start bringing in qualified leads to join your business.  You will learn how to offer value to your target market and how to have people coming to you instead of you having to chase them down.   Attraction marketing is exactly what it sounds like.  It is marketing in such a way that you are attracting people to you.

 

If you look at my blog, I’m offering tips and education for network marketers looking to grow their businesses.  By doing this, I am attracting people to me.  I post daily on my personal Facebook page giving my audience helpful information on the niche I’m in.  In turn, I get people reaching out to me wanting to learn more and asking me for help.

 

So, What's INSIDE OF MLSP?

 

  • Training! This is one of the things I love most MLSP! There is an endless amount of training that you get from top leaders in the industry.  There is a daily wake-up call, Monday-Friday that gets your mindset ready for the day. There are several weekly webinars that you can tune into to learn the latest and greatest.  There are hundreds (I'm not joking!) of trainings in the back office.  If you are looking for help in Prospecting, its back there. Facebook Marketing (Yep) Twitter (Yep), Instagram (Yep), Closing (Yep), Attraction Marketing (Yep), Blogging (Yep), Snapchat (Yep) and a so much more!

 

 

  • Affiliate Program.  They offer an affiliate program which allows you to earn a commission when you refer others.  Not everyone is looking for a new business and this allows you to help people in other businesses and it also allows you to make an additional income stream. This does not take away from your own network marketing business.

 

  • Capture Pages.  MLSP has pre-built capture pages that allow you to generate leads without having to learn how to create them on your own.  This is a HUGE benefit and allows you to start collecting leads right away.

 

  • Community.  MLSP has a private Facebook group that is offered to everyone who joins. All of the top leads are very active in this group.  This community gives you access to a group of people are truly interested in you and your success.  It is a place where you can have your questions answered and is a group of very positive helpful people.  It takes that “Feeling Alone” feeling right away!

 

  • Blogging.  MLSP recently launched what’s called Sites. It is a site where you can set up your Blog in just a few clicks.  If you have ever thought about blogging or you are trying to set up your blog and are struggling to get it online.  This is a great solution!  Not only is it step by step but there is a great group of people in the private Facebook group that will help you get your blog up and running.

Does It Work?

2016-06-06_1629Yes! It will work if you follow the training inside and set it up as intended.  Your blog is your home on the internet it helps you attract more people to you and generate more leads.  Your blog allows people to get to know, like and trust you.  However, if you join and then don't set it up or follow the directions, then no, it’s not going to work for you.

 

What Does It Cost? 

Yes, there is a monthly fee to join My Lead System Pro but you can get a 10 day trial for only $10!  I would definitely suggest giving it a test drive if you’re serious about building your business and see for yourself the power behind it.

How Can I Join?

If someone else has already introduced you to MLSP then get with them and grab their link.  If you were introduced by me, I would suggest grabbing the 10 day trial for $10 by Clicking Here. Overall, I can’t say enough good things about my experience with MLSP.  It’s already helped me generating leads on a weekly basis and I want that for you as well.

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Kim Nesbitt
Internet Network Marketing Coach
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The Costs of Getting Started Blogging

The Costs of Getting Started BloggingIt doesn't have to cost much to start a blog and start driving traffic to it. In fact, it can cost you nothing at all. But if you are serious about blogging, there are going to be some costs involved.  Let’s take a closer look at some of your options.

 

Hosting

 

You will need hosting to actually put your blog online.  You are basically paying for your space on the internet. There are free blogging platforms like WordPress and Blogger where you can get a free blog, but there are several reasons why it's not the best to use a free blog.

 

If you do decide to use a free service, you won't have as much control over your domain name. Rather than www.yourblogname.com, your domain will be something like yourblogname.wordpress.com. This doesn't look as good and isn't as memorable as your blog's name as a domain name. It also doesn't carry the SEO benefits. Another reason to pay for hosting is that it often comes with special features and other things you can use.

 

A domain name costs around $10 to $20 per year, which is a small price to pay for your own domain name. Hosting can cost anywhere from $60 to $100, and can be even more if you elect a fancy package with many extras.

 

If you want to start a blog but you're not sure you want to commit to it, you can start the blog on a free platform like WordPress, and roll it over to your own domain when you feel ready to do it.

 

Themes

 

One of the costs of starting a blog is paying a designer to do the design work. However, a cheaper option is to buy your own custom theme. You can buy themes for around $80 or more and many of them come with added features. Hiring a designer can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars, so this is a good deal.

 

Hiring a Writer

 

If you don't feel confident about your writing ability, you can hire a ghostwriter to write your blog for you. The benefit of this is not only that you don't have to do it yourself, but that you get content that's original and well-written by a professional writer. Content is extremely important and it needs to be good, so this is a worthwhile investment. Online web content writers typically charge about $0.05 per word. There are cheaper writers than that, but it's not a good idea to skimp on quality.

 

A cheap alternative is to buy PLR, or private label rights. This is ready-made content that comes in packages by niche or topic. Since one package may be purchased by many blog owners, it's up to you to rewrite the content so that it's original. Otherwise, your blog will have copied content, which isn't good for your readers or your SEO.

 

Advertising

 

Finally, one last possible expense is advertising. You don't need to pay for advertising. There are multiple forms of free traffic, which is known as “organic traffic.” These include social media, guest blogging, email, forums, general SEO, and more. The disadvantage of organic traffic is that it takes some time to build a steady flow. Paid advertising extends your reach and gets you targeted traffic quickly.

 

There are a number of ad networks and the best-known and most-used is Google AdWords. Google AdWords allows you to target your audience very closely. You can target the specific keywords people using Google to search are looking for.

 

There are also social media ad networks. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest all have their own ad networks, which allow you to target users and get your posts seen.

 

The good thing about online advertising is that you can decide exactly how much you'd like to spend, set a limit and stay within your budget.

 

With any expense associated with your blogging, be sure to calculate your return on investment (ROI) first. Will you earn enough in future revenue to justify the expense? It may be difficult to judge your ROI right away, so be sure to keep close tabs on both expenses and revenue before you get carried away.

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Kim Nesbitt
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5 Successful Blog Tips

5 Successful Blog TipsFollowing these successful blog tips will help you create a blog that your readers will love, and one that they will return to often to read.

 

#1  Build a relationship with your audience

 

  This is the one of the most important things that you will do with your blog.  A blog allows your readers to get to know, like you, and trust you. 

 

Your blog allows your readers to learn from you and ask you questions.  They will start to see you as an expert in your chosen niche.  I have met some of my greatest friends through their blogs.

 

#2  Make Your Blog Easy to Read 

 

If I go to a blog post and it's way too long or the font is so small that I can hardly see it, I don't stick around to read it.  It is better to have shorter blog posts covering the same topic than one massive blog post.  People are in a hurry and don't want to suffer through trying to read your posts.

 

#3 Collect Emails to Keep in Touch with Your Readers

 

   You will want to have an easy way for your readers to subscribe to your email list.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to offer them a free gift of some sort.  Make the gift something that your audience would enjoy.  It could be a free article, ebook, video, or something else that you know they will love.  They will give you their email in order to receive the gift and then you can follow up with them and offer them even more valuable content.

 

#4  Use Awesome Images in Your Posts 

 

Have you ever gone to a blog and it has awful images?  How long did you stay on that blog?  Images are so important.  A good image can keep people on your blog longer to enjoy what you are talking about or they can send your readers reaching for their mouse to click off of your blog as quickly as they can!

 

#5 Make your Blog Mobile Friendly

 

People are starting to use their mobile phones more and more and many of them are browsing the web and reading blogs on their cell phones or tables.  You want your blog to automatically adjust to whatever size screen your reader is using.  Here again, if I have to continually scroll back and forth and it's difficult to read…..I won't take the time to.

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Kim Nesbitt
Internet Network Marketing Coach
Text Me: (425)202-5466
Skype: kimnesbitt
Email: coachkimnesbitt@gmail.com
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